Author Don Parks speak about his new book Islander’s War at noon on March 13 at the Heritage Museums and Gardens of Dorchester. This work is set during and after World War I and portrays a traditional Chesapeake Bay waterman’s community as it experiences challenges.
Mr. Parks is the descendant of several generations of watermen who lived on Holland’s Island, now barren of inhabitants and shrinking. He has done extensive research on people from Dorchester County who served in the Great War and is the author of five regional nonfiction works.
Visitors are encouraged to tour the museums and visit the research center.